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Table 2: All employees: agency by employment category, 31 December 2017, 30 June 2018 and 31 December 2018

Agency Ongoing Non-ongoing Total
Dec-17 Jun-18 Dec-18 Dec-17 Jun-18 Dec-18 Dec-17 Jun-18 Dec-18
Agriculture and Water Resources 4591 4497 4422 537 479 504 5128 4976 4926
- Australian Fisheries Management Authority 167 161 164 21 23 23 188 184 187
- Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority 188 173 177 29 29 24 217 202 201
- Murray Darling Basin Authority 270 284 281 18 23 29 288 307 310
Attorney-General's 1368 1279 1204 212 162 170 1580 1441 1374
- Administrative Appeals Tribunal 460 480 476 190 186 189 650 666 665
- Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity 40 41 44 15 12 11 55 53 55
- Australian Financial Security Authority 477 468 456 38 43 32 515 511 488
- Australian Human Rights Commission 93 98 103 38 44 45 131 142 148
- Australian Law Reform Commission 12 9 6 1 1 3 13 10 9
- Commonwealth Ombudsman 191 182 190 22 23 36 213 205 226
- Federal Court Statutory Agency 830 812 807 355 366 402 1185 1178 1209
- National Archives of Australia 322 327 325 59 70 58 381 397 383
- Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 75 74 73 8 16 21 83 90 94
- Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions 393 370 381 16 14 18 409 384 399
- Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security 16 22 27 . . . 16 22 27
- Office of Parliamentary Counsel 104 100 99 2 2 4 106 102 103
Communications and the Arts 538 557 546 35 40 37 573 597 583
- Australian Communications and Media Authority 384 394 397 39 42 30 423 436 427
- Australian National Maritime Museum 90 85 84 45 48 48 135 133 132
- National Film and Sound Archive 149 146 147 37 34 24 186 180 171
- National Library of Australia 374 370 355 58 63 59 432 433 414
- National Museum of Australia 213 200 200 59 68 87 272 268 287
- National Portrait Gallery 39 42 40 23 23 22 62 65 62
- Old Parliament House 63 57 61 42 44 52 105 101 113
- Screen Australia 7 7 7 . . . 7 7 7
Defence 18109 18573 16527 170 203 201 18279 18776 16728
- Defence Housing Australia 617 618 615 72 63 66 689 681 681
Education and Training 1818 1704 1711 38 73 83 1856 1777 1794
- Australian Research Council 132 133 131 8 13 9 140 146 140
- Australian Skills Quality Authority 142 150 171 36 36 32 178 186 203
- Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency 51 52 66 1 1 3 52 53 69
Environment and Energy 2122 2070 2035 632 500 673 2754 2570 2708
- Bureau of Meteorology 1426 1433 1414 232 239 233 1658 1672 1647
- Clean Energy Regulator 323 326 320 12 16 17 335 342 337
- Climate Change Authority 9 10 10 1 . . 10 10 10
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 189 187 202 41 53 51 230 240 253
Finance 1376 1371 1321 310 291 267 1686 1662 1588
- Australian Electoral Commission 770 757 765 871 1158 1400 1641 1915 2165
- Future Fund Management Agency 144 147 143 8 14 12 152 161 155
- Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority 52 52 51 5 6 3 57 58 54
Foreign Affairs and Trade 3736 3694 3674 90 77 69 3826 3771 3743
- Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 29 27 34 29 26 22 58 53 56
- Australian Trade and Investment Commission 528 508 524 50 52 55 578 560 579
Health 4365 4283 4268 190 210 263 4555 4493 4531
- Australian Aged Care Quality Agency 234 228 232 49 41 38 283 269 270
- Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care 75 71 70 10 12 16 85 83 86
- Australian Digital Health Agency 35 47 47 . . . 35 47 47
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 339 339 367 11 4 . 350 343 367
- Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency 125 122 124 22 20 23 147 142 147
- Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority 45 44 47 303 300 300 348 344 347
- Cancer Australia 56 60 56 13 19 19 69 79 75
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand 92 87 87 13 11 8 105 98 95
- National Blood Authority 50 51 52 4 4 5 54 55 57
- National Health and Medical Research Council 186 186 181 6 4 3 192 190 184
- National Health Funding Body 15 16 17 6 6 4 21 22 21
- National Mental Health Commission 15 22 20 1 4 6 16 26 26
- Organ and Tissue Authority 22 23 17 4 5 5 26 28 22
- Professional Services Review 18 18 21 2 3 1 20 21 22
Home Affairs 13513 13599 13428 836 858 863 14349 14457 14291
- Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission 787 764 774 43 24 29 830 788 803
- AUSTRAC 289 301 316 24 32 36 313 333 352
Human Services 30445 30052 29091 2827 2790 2554 33272 32842 31645
Industry, Innovation and Science 3915 3861 3848 388 396 403 4303 4257 4251
- National Offshore Petroleum Safety And Environmental Management Authority 105 108 103 10 8 21 115 116 124
Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities 856 876 893 33 24 52 889 900 945
- Australian Transport Safety Bureau 92 102 98 4 8 11 96 110 109
- Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency 6 7 11 1 1 1 7 8 12
- National Capital Authority 48 49 56 23 21 15 71 70 71
Jobs and Small Business 2069 2086 2054 59 66 63 2128 2152 2117
- Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency 8 8 7 4 2 3 12 10 10
- Australian Building and Construction Commission 129 124 134 20 27 18 149 151 152
- Comcare 619 605 586 61 48 67 680 653 653
- Fair Work Commission 225 232 235 72 61 64 297 293 299
- Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman 762 767 786 39 54 32 801 821 818
- Safe Work Australia 95 102 90 6 6 4 101 108 94
Prime Minister and Cabinet 2111 2014 2000 152 130 142 2263 2144 2142
- Aboriginal Hostels Ltd. 175 158 129 287 313 302 462 471 431
- AIATSIS 113 114 105 . . 4 113 114 109
- Australian National Audit Office 305 337 334 12 12 13 317 349 347
- Australian Public Service Commission 186 182 185 63 60 60 249 242 245
- Digital Transformation Agency 203 219 208 22 16 15 225 235 223
- Office of National Intelligence 152 176 199 15 17 21 167 193 220
- Torres Strait Regional Authority 48 47 49 111 111 110 159 158 159
- Workplace Gender Equality Agency 23 19 20 4 6 6 27 25 26
Social Services 2184 2243 2389 72 77 106 2256 2320 2495
- Australian Institute of Family Studies 37 36 35 56 53 62 93 89 97
- National Disability Insurance Agency 1703 1921 2355 627 709 753 2330 2630 3108
- NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission . . 88 . . 13 . . 101
Treasury 1181 1212 1147 126 106 114 1307 1318 1261
- Australian Bureau of Statistics 2308 2240 2196 466 454 512 2774 2694 2708
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 867 930 973 86 88 90 953 1018 1063
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission 1606 1616 1651 228 229 227 1834 1845 1878
- Australian Taxation Office 18342 18305 17446 1429 1858 1883 19771 20163 19329
- Office of the Inspector-General of Taxation 28 27 29 1 1 . 29 28 29
- Productivity Commission 145 143 145 12 13 15 157 156 160
Veterans' Affairs 1734 1668 1592 236 205 162 1970 1873 1754
- Australian War Memorial 256 262 269 58 59 56 314 321 325
Total 136369 136156 132446 13652 14262 14717 150021 150418 147163
Last reviewed: 
29 March 2019